Presented by: Paul Byers, M.D., MSDH State Epidemiologist
Dr. Byers received his Bachelor of Science degree from Millsaps College in Biology. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi, with training in internal medicine in 1992. Dr. Byers has been employed with the Mississippi State Department of Health since 1993 in the position of Medical Director for the Copiah County and Hinds County Health Departments. He has previously served as the Deputy State Epidemiologist and Acting State Epidemiologist. He has given numerous presentations in the field of epidemiology and his primary area of focus is infectious diseases.
This activity is intended for internal medicine, family medicine and primary care physicians and advance practice clinicians.
Self-report a knowledge gain of the nature of the virus, the societal aspects of coping with the effects both during and after illness along with the prevention and mitigation of infection in schools.
The goal of this activity is to provide a better understanding of the nature of the COVID19 virus, the social aspects of coping with the effects both during and after illness along with prevention and mitigation of infection in schools.
Objective(s): Review the current stats and overall impact of COVID-19 in the state of MS.
Medium / combination of media used:
This activity consists of an educational component (slides, audio lecture) in an electronic format, followed by an online post-test and participant self-reflection / declaration of learning. Estimated time to complete this activity, including review of materials is one hour.
Required method of participation in the learning process:
1. Review activity information and completion requirements.
2. View video. Estimated time = 45:00 minutes
3. View support materials if applicable. Estimated time = 00 mins
4. Complete evaluation and learner assessment tool. Estimated time = 15 mins
Total time for completion: 60 mins/1 hour
Faculty Disclosure: Dr. Paul Byers has indicated that there are no disclosures to be made regarding this presentation.
Each member of the planning committee for this activity has indicated they have no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Commercial Support: This activity is fully funded by the NMMC CME Program and is not supported by any commercial support monies.
Continuing Medical Education Credit (Physician):
North Mississippi Medical Center is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
NMMC designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Credit (APC):
NMMC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc., an
accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 0.75 contact hour. CE# 00192-EDII-1053 (60 minutes = 1.0 contact hour)